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I have a homelite mighty lite 26cs lawn trimmer. While attempting to start it I pulled the cord, it got wrapped around the gas tank and stayed out. I took it apart and rewound the mainspring, it's back in place. I can't get the tension back on the cord. The cord is on cw as I look at it and the spring is in the slot. Thanks for the help.

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You need to rewind the spring without the pull cord handle,then when you get tension back on the recoil spring then it will take in the pull start cord automatically and then you can tie the pull handle back on and it will again recoil

Posted on May 27, 2010

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  • ruhlers May 27, 2010

    Thanks for the reply. I'm not quite with you yet. How do I rewind the
    spring w/o the pull cord handle?

  • danny Hendrickson May 27, 2010

    remove the pull handle from the cord,then pull the cord go thru the hole and let it dangle,then wind the recoil spring then hold the rope as you let it rewind,then push the rope back thru the hole and re-tie the pull cord handle on it again

  • ruhlers May 27, 2010

    Just to help me know what we are talking about, there are 2 springs. One spring is like the mainspring, flat like you would find in an old watch, it is in a metal housing and provides tension for the recoil. The cord pulley sits on top of the mainspring and another spring sits on top of the cord pulley and notches into the cord pulley. Turning this top section gives tension to the cord but it doesn't stay.

  • ruhlers May 27, 2010

    I can only turn the recoil spring about 1/2 turn, then it stops.

  • danny Hendrickson May 27, 2010

    then the cam-dog spring is bad,can you order just the flywheel cover which would include these springs and a pre assembled starter rope installed and ready to put on the unit

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